Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sketches in Thyme Sketch #215

Sketch no 215 was revealed on Monday and I was up first at Sketches in Thyme:





I used the Shop and Crop Scrapbooking May Mixed Media kit to create this layout.  I love, love, love that Colour Blast texture paste, the sheen is simply beautiful.

Thanks so much for stopping by, why not head on over to Sketches in Thyme and check out the other designer examples and enter the sketch challenges for a chance to win a gorgeous prize.

Till next time
Deb xx

Friday, August 19, 2016

Its Back to School Mini Crop time at Turtle Soup

Its that time of the month when the DT at Turtle Soup come up with some awesome mini crop challenges.  This month the theme is Back to School, and I am your new Geography teacher :)

My challenge to you all is to produce a layout, card, ATC, journal page, pocket page, etc, etc, incorporating a photo taken of scenery on holiday.  The more exotic the better.  If you dont have any scenery happy snaps, feel free to find one on the internet and scrap that.

My photo is of the sunset at Jimbaran Beach in Bali.  It is not the very best quality photo, but I have scrapped it anyway.























Other challenges on offer thus far are:

Karen's Math assignment, incorporating numbers
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Phillis' Library challenge where you have to use a book page
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Linda is your History teacher, and she would like you to scrap those heritage photos
Ron's Graduation

Toni is the English ma'am, and her challenge is to use a quote on your project
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So, there is tempting start to our mini crop

See you soon with more challenges

Deb xx

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sketches in Thyme sketch #210

I'm up on the Sketches in Thyme blog today with my interpretation of sketch #210

This sketch was designed by the fabulously talented Sara Mishler

and here is my example:


I loved using the Kaisercraft varnish paper which I coloured with Distress Crayons.  I also loved the sketch which really suits my simplified style of scrapping

Thanks for dropping by

Deb xx

Remaining Turtle Soup Birthday Bash Challenges

You still have till the end of the month to get your entries in at Turtle Soup for the Birthday Bash Challenges.

Here are a few more to whet your appetite:

Day 16 - Joans challenge

My daughter-in-law gave me this cute photo strip from a party they had gone to that had a photo booth set up (how fun!). She wanted to know if I could use it for Vincent's scrapbook album ... why yes I can. Especially since I have the Cricut Photo Booth Props cartridge. My challenge for you is to create a layout, card, tag, ATC or altered project and use circles on it. You have till the end of the month to play along. Be sure to post your project in the gallery and link it back here for us to see. 

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Day 17 - Bev
Here is today's Birthday Bash Sunday Sketch... 

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Create a Birthday Card or any celebration card to share with us. 
Here is my sample using the sketch 

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Day 18 - Chris
Hi Today I am sharing my take on today's sketch 

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and here is my take on this sketch 
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Day 19 - Linda
We all like to receive birthday gifts and what better way to say thank you than a handmade card. My challenge to you is to use a tag and ribbon on your creation. 

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Day 20 - Tania
My challenge to you is to create a card using some Birthday themed Embellies or papers from your stash..... 

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Day 21 - Phillis
What do you do with the program or ticket from a Concert or awards ceremony that you have attended? Keep it or throw it out once you get home. I tend to save it all. I used the schedule from my dd volleyball tournament for part of my background on my LO. 

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My challenge to use is to use part of the program, entry ticket, etc on your LO, card etc.

And finally Day 22 - Stacey
This is your last challenge of the birthday bash. My favorite way of organizing things around my scrapbook area is by using my favorite man Roy G. Biv. In case you don't know what that stands for. Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. 

Here is my example. This is from the gender reveal a few weeks. We just found out what the sex of grandbaby #2 will be!!! Big sister is super excited. And if you notice daddy in the background getting ready. He was really excited about blowing up a target to see to reveal the gender. 

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BTW: Here's the actual reveal! We did this at our house to ensure that it wouldn't scare/hurt anyone since I only have 1 neighbor and plenty of open space. 
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So my challenge to you is make a project using all of Roy G Biv and a little bling (we all love bling)




Go forth and scrap my friends

Deb xx



Saturday, July 9, 2016

Day 9 of the Turtle Soup Birthday Bash

Hello Scrappers,

Day 9 has arrived at Turtle Soup in the midst of the 3rd Birthday Bash,

It is Joan's turn to challenge you all:

Welcome to day 9 of the Turtle Soup Birthday Bash!
My challenge for you is to create a shaped card. Be creative and have fun! I created this "Make A Wish" card using my Cricut and the Creative Cards and Birthday Bash cartridges. You have until the end of the month to play along. Be sure to put your card in the gallery and link it back here.


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Deb xx

Day 15 of the Turtle Soup Birthday Bash

Hello Scrappers,

Day 15 has arrived at Turtle Soup in the midst of the 3rd Birthday Bash, and its my turn to challenge you all :)

My challenge to you is to use some wrapping paper and a card on your celebration layout. 

This is a layout of DS2's 6th birthday and due to his colourful PJ's, the wrapping paper from his morning gift was perfect. I also used a birthday card, and cut out the title from a plastic banner. I tried to tone down the brightness with a strip of crepe paper. 

I am sure you can all complete this challenge smile 

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Thanks for playing along with us thus far and rest assured there are many more fabulous challenges on the way 

Deb xx

More Birthday Bash Inspiration

Day 6 challenge was designed by the fabulously talented Louise B:


My challenge is to create a baby card or layout without using pink or blue. I made two cards- one using coral/peach and the other mint green.
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Day 7:
Colleen came up with this great challenge:

It is time to start thinking about getting some of my Christmas cards made so this is a perfect challenge to help you get started as well. So let me see some Christmas cards. 

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Day 8 was designed by Karen:

Good Morning, 
Day 8 challenge deals with a Quilt Inspired Card using your scraps 
To make mine these are the measurements I used for an A2 card 
4 -- 1 1/4 square (patterned colored paper) 
1 -- 2 5/8 suare (polka dot paper). On this sheet you have to cut 4 lines on each side at the center 
Slip the 1 1/4 square going the same way 
Put something in the center -- I used bling 
Band near the bottom to put your Greeting 4 X 5 1/4 
I added extra pink as backing for the patern & backed greeting & added more bling 
All this was done using scraps 
Here it is: 
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More Birthday Bash Challenges

The Birthday Bash is in full swing over at the Pond.  Have you been over to take a look around?

If not, I suggest you do, and to tempt you, here are the next lot of challenges:

Day 4:
Welcome to the Monday Sketch DT reveal for the Birthday Bash.. Team A is excited to share their interpretations with you today. We are using the celebrations theme so go crazy... anything you celebrate with family and or friends.. lots to scrap about. 
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Up first is Charity 
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Chelsea 
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Colleen 
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Lisa 
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Louise 
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Tania 
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Tracy 
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Chris 
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Day 5:  From DT member Chelsea

Hi everyone, my challenge is to create something celebrating a great friendship. I have created a layout celebrating 22 years with my best friend. 

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Day 6:  From the fabulously talented Louise B
Hi everyone, my challenge is to create something celebrating a great friendship. I have created a layout celebrating 22 years with my best friend. 

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Turtle Soup Birthday Bash Sponsors











A huge thank you to our awesome sponsors of the Turtle Soup Birthday Bash celebrations :)

And speaking of celebrations, Day 3 challenge has been designed by DT member Danielle:

This sketch by Bev, while certainly cool looking, sure was a, well, challenge for me....haha. 

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After much thought, I came up with this card: 

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My challenge is to use the sketch and come up with a birthday card. 

Can't wait to see your cards! 

So, lets get card creating and join in the fun that is the Turtle Soup Birthday Bash

Deb xx

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Birthday Bash Time at Turtle Soup

Happy Saturday Scrappy Followers,

Many apologies for being missing ion action the past month but I have had computer issues, then went on annual leave overseas, and got sick when I got home.  Everything is back on track now so I should be much more active :)

Over at the best little forum on the net, Turtle Soup, it is our 3rd birthday, and we have a month long Birthday Bash complete with daily challenges to get your mojo a-flowing :)


All you need to do is head over to the forum, register if you are not already a member, and play along with us.

There will be heaps of challenges and games, with some awesome sponsors on board to provide plenty of prizes.







Our theme this month is Celebrations - all types.

The July 1 challenge was set by Lisa M, and she challenges you to create a project with a wedding theme.  She created this amazing layout of her husband, Greg, and herself on her wedding day.  Look at that amazing stitching - I am so envious

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July 2 challenge is set by new DT member, Charity, and she had challenged us to create some ATC's
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Two sensational challenges there.  Why not give them a go

Thanks for stopping by

Happy scrapping
Deb x

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Sketches in Thyme #200

Here is my example of the Sketches in Thyme sketch no 200
























Thanks for stopping on by.  I do appreciate you calling in :)

Deb xx

Turtle Soup Saturday All Sorts Challenge

Hello my friends,

I have been AWOL for a couple of weeks due to computer and internet issues, but I think everything has been sorted now and I am back :)

Today over at Turtle Soup, it is my turn to provide the Saturday All Sorts Challenge.  And here it is:

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The above are some tags I created whilst practicing mixed media backgrounds. I then added bits and pieces of stickers, wood veneer, chipboard, sequins, leaves and a button.

Close ups:

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Mixed media can be anything you want it to be. You can use washi, paper strips, catalogue pages, paper napkins or tissue paper to collage a background. Or you can paint with acrylics or watercolours and then stamp over the top. You can add various embellishments like buttons, cogs, metal words, chipboard, lace and ribbon and cover with gesso then spray with colour. The options are endless.

My challenge to you all this scrapping Saturday is to create a tag or 2 or 3, using some type of mixed media and upload to the Gallery and link back here.

I plan to use each one of these tags on a layout in the near future.

I am really looking forward to what you call come up with smile

Sooo, what do you think?  Ready to have a go?  You could win a prize for participating in this challenge.

Thanks so very much for stopping by, I do appreciate your comments :)

Deb xx